Gene Davis Catalogue
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Gene Davis
Group Exhibitions
1958
"Annual Group Show of Gallery Artists," Jefferson Place Gallery. Washington, DC, December, 1958. 
 
1963
"Formalists," Washington Gallery of Modern Art. Washington, DC, June 6-July 7, 1963. 
 
1964
"Post Painterly Abstraction," Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles, California, April 23-June 7, 1964. 
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 13-August 16, 1964.
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, November 20-December, 20, 1964. 
 
1965
"Washington Color Painters," Washington Gallery of Modern Art. Washington, DC, June 25-September 5, 1965. 
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, October 3-24, 1965.
University of California Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, November 16-December 19, 1965.
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, January 17-February 20, 1966.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 7-April 10, 1966. 
 
"The Responsive Eye," Museum of Modern Art. New York, New York, February 25-April 25, 1965. 
St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri, May 20-June 20, 1965.
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington.
Pasadena Museum of Modern Art, Pasadena, California, September 25-November 7, 1965.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, December 14-April 23, 1966. 
 
"Colorists: 1950-1965," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco, California, October 15-November 21, 1965. 
 
1966
"Two Decades of American Painting (organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY)," National Museum of Modern Art. Tokyo, Japan. October 15-November 27, 1966. 
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan, December 10-January 22, 1967.
Lalit Kala Gallery, New Delhi, India, March 28-April 16, 1967.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, June 6-July 8, 1967.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, July 17-August 20, 1967. 
 
1967
"Large Scale American Paintings," The Jewish Museum. New York, New York, July 6-September 10, 1967. 
 
"The Sixties," Museum of Modern Art. New York, New York, June 28-July 9, 1967; August 31-September 17, 1967. 
 
"Thirtieth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Painting," Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC, February 24-April 19, 1967. 
 
1968
"Gene Davis, Robert Irwin, Richard Smith," The Jewish Museum. New York, New York, March 20-May 12, 1968. 
 
1969
"1969 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Painting," Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, New York, December 16-February 1, 1970. 
 
1970
"Vincent Melzac Collects: The Vincent Melzac Collection," Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC, December 18-February 7, 1971. 
 
"Washington: Twenty Years," Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, Maryland, May 12-June 21, 1970. 
 
"Ten Washington Artists: 1950-1970," Edmonton Art Gallery. Canada. February 5-March 8, 1970. 
 
"Color and Field: 1890-1970," Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Buffalo, New York, September 15-November 1, 1970. 
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, November 20-January 10, 1971.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, February 4-March 28, 1971. 
 
1971
"The Structure of Color," The Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, New York, February 25-April 18, 1971. 
 
1972
"Color Field Painting to Post Color Field Abstraction: Art for the 70's," Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Kansas City, Missouri, November 21-December 31, 1972. 
 
"Color Forum," Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas. Austin, Texas, February 27-April 23, 1972. 
 
1973
"Contemporary American Artists," Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, Ohio, December 18-February 10, 1974. 
 
1974
"Selections from the Guggenheim Permanent Collection," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, New York, February 12-March 24, 1974. 
 
1975
"Richard Brown Baker Collects," Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, Connecticut, April 24-June 22, 1975. 
 
1977
"The William C. Seitz Memorial Collection," The Art Museum, Princeton University. Princeton, New Jersey, February 20-April 3, 1977. 
 
1980
"American Paintings of the Sixties and Seventies: The Real / The Ideal / The Fantastic: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art," Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Montgomery, Alabama, April 14-May 25, 1980. 
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, July 25-September 14, 1980.
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, September 28-November 9, 1980.
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbia, Ohio, December 8-January 15, 1981.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 1-March 21, 1981.
Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, April 11-May 23, 1981. 
 
"American Drawings in Black & White," The Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, New York. 
 
1981
"Viewpoint '81," Cranbrook Academy of Art. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. 
 
"Neon Fronts: Luminous Art for the Urban Landscape," Washington Project for the Arts. Washington, DC. 
 
1982
"Recent Trends in Collecting," National Museum of American Art. Washington, DC. 
 
"Thirty Painters: Given and Promised," The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, New York. 
 
"Contemporary Art in Detroit Collections," Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, Michigan. 
 
1983
"Abstractions from the Phillips Collection," Fenwick Library Gallery, George Mason University. Fairfax, Virginia. 
 
1984
"Generations of the Washington Color School," Dimock Gallery, George Washington University. Washington, DC. 
 
1985
"Abstract Relationships," Charles Cowles Gallery. New York, New York, June 6-July 12, 1985. 
 
"The Washington Show," Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC, May 11-June 14, 1985. 
 
1986
"Thanks for the Memories," Harcus Gallery. Boston, Massachusetts. 
 
"The Heroic Sublime," Charles Cowles Gallery. New York, New York. 
 
"Selections from the Collection of the Chase Manhattan Bank," Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts. Roslyn Harbor, New York. 
 
1987
"The Window in 20th Century Art," Neuberger Museum, SUNY. Purchase, New York. 
 
"Year One: A Survey," Pence Gallery. Santa Monica, California. 
 
"Color: Pure and Simple," Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Stamford, Connecticut. 
 
"New Works by Gallery Artists," Charles Cowles Gallery. New York, New York, December 5-January 9, 1988. 
 
1988
"Art on Paper," Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina. Greensboro, North Carolina. 
 
1989
"The Cowles Art Show," Charles Cowles Gallery. New York, New York. 
 
"New Windows: Paintings from the 60's," Daniel Newburg Gallery. New York, New York. 
 
1990
"The Power of Childhood," Wessel O'Connor. New York, New York. 
 
Scott, Sue, curator.  "Washington Color Painters: The First Generation: Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Morris Louis, Howard Mehring, Kenneth Noland," The Orlando Museum of Art. Orlando, Florida, December 16-February 10, 1991. 
 
1995
"Color of Abstraction," National Museum of American Art. Washington, DC. 
 
"Linear Abstractions," Charles Cowles Gallery. New York, New York, September 5-October 7, 1995. 
 
1997
Rugoff, Ralph, curator.  "At The Threshold Of The Visible: Miniscule And Small-Scale Art, 1964-1996," Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University. Ithaca, New York, August 30-October 26, 1997. 
Decker Galleries, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington.
Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada.
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California. 
 
1998
"In Our Time: Contemporary Art from the Bayly Art Museum Collection," Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia, June 20-September 27, 1998. 
 
1999
"Birthday Tribute to Jacob Kainen and Selections from the Washington Color School," National Museum of American Art. Washington, DC. 
 
"Alchemies of the Sixties. From the Rose Art Museum Permanent Collection," The Rose Art Museum. Waltham, Massachusetts. September 7-November 17, 1999. 
 
"At the Threshold of the Visible - Minuscule and Small-Scale Art 1964-1996," Laguna Art Museum. Laguna Beach, California. July 23-October 10, 1999. 
 
2000
"Art at Work: Forty Years of the Chase Manhattan Collection," Queens Museum of Art. Queens, New York, May 23-October 1, 2000. 
 
"Modernism and Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum," The Art Museum at Florida International University. Miami, Florida, January 7-March 26, 2000. 
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine, August 1-October 29, 2000.
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York, January 28-March 25, 2001.
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania, April 22-June 17, 2001.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, July 21-September 9, 2001.
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 7-January 6, 2002.
National Academy Museum, New York, New York, Febraury 6-April 7, 2002.
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, May 4-June 30, 2002.
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, July 21-September 29, 2002. 
 
2001
"Acquisitions In Contemporary Art," The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Oberlin, Ohio. September 25-January 13, 2002. 
 
"From Alf to Zox: Contemporary Art from the Museum Collections," Main and Octagonal Galleries, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia. December 8-23, 2001. 
 
2002
"Color Field: Spotlight on the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, Texas, May 18-October 6, 2002. 
 
2003
"Strata," Davidson Galleries. Seattle, Washington, December, 2003. 
 
"That 70s Print Show," Susan Sheehan Gallery. New York, New York, October 17-December 13, 2003. 
 
"Minimalism and After II: New Acquisitions," DaimlerChrysler Contemporary. Berlin, Germany. February 14-May 18, 2003. 
 
"Painting by Design," Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University. Detroit, Michigan, December 5-January 30, 2004. 
 
"On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the DaimlerChrysler Collection," Museum für Neue Kunst ZKM. Karlsruhe, Germany. May 24-August 31, 2003. 
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, October 29-January 18, 2004.
Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, March 21-June 27, 2004.
South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, October 3-November 6, 2004. 
 
"Basic Instinct: Minimalism Past, Present, and Future," Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. May 31-September 14, 2003. 
 
"Geometry Grids Systems: Selections from the Permanent Collection," Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Fort Wayne, Indiana. February 1–May 11, 2003. 
 
"5 year-RETRO," Conner Contemporary Art. Washington D.C. December 5-January 31, 2004. 
 
2005
"A Summer Group," Charles Cowles Gallery. New York, New York. June 30-August 19, 2005. 
 
"Acquisitions of the Last Five Years: Selections of Modern and Contemporary Art," MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts. Houston, Texas. July 16-October 3, 2005. 
 
"Selections from the Vincent Melzac Collection," The Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Fort Wayne, Indiana. June 4–August 14, 2005. 
 
"20th Anniversary Show," Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art. Brooklyn, New York. November 12-January 7, 2006. 
 
2006
"American Matrix: Contemporary Directions for the Harn Museum Collection Part II," Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Gainesville, Florida. May 23-October 29, 2006. 
 
"Neoplastic Redux," Elizabeth Harris Gallery. New York, New York. June 1-July 21, 2006. 
 
2007
Umland, Anne, curator.  "What Is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection," Museum of Modern Art. New York, New York. July 7–September 17, 2007. 
 
"Breaking the Mold: Selections from the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1961-1968," Oklahoma City Museum of Modern Art. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. May 11-August 19, 2007. 
 
"Lyrical Color: Morris Louis, Gene Davis, Kenneth Noland and the Washington Color School," The Phillips Collection. Washington, D.C. April 14–July 29, 2007. 
 
2007-2008
Wilkin, Karen, curator.  "Color as Field: American Painting, 1950–1975," organized by the American Federation of Arts. Denver Art Museum. Denver, Colorado. November 9, 2007–February 3, 2008. 
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, D.C. February 29–May 26, 2008.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Nashville, Tennessee. June 20–September 21, 2008. 
 
2008
"Abstractions," Charles Cowles. New York, New York. January 8-February 2, 2008. 
 
"Pop and Op," Nassau County Museum of Art. Roslyn Harbor, New York. February 17-May 4, 2008. 
 
"Three America Masters: Gene Davis, Sam Gilliam, Nathan Oliveira," Marsha Mateyka Gallery. Washington, D.C. September 5-October 11, 2008. 
 
Marsh, Joanna and Virginia Mecklenburg, curator.  "Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury," Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, D.C. July 4-October 13, 2008. 
 
"Stepping Stones: Gene Davis His Students, His influence," VisArts Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts. Rockville, Maryland. June 1-July 13, 2008. 
 
"Grids, Lines and Boxes (and other Variations on Straight Lines)," Ikon Ltd. Contemporary Art. Santa Monica, California. June 21-August 16, 2008. 
 
Shapiro, Emily and Sarah Newman, curator.  "The American Evolution: A History through Art," Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C. March 1-July 27, 2008. 
 
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